When vulnerable people come to Catholic Social Services they are people at the margins of our society. They may be women and children facing domestic abuse, refugees leaving a war-torn homeland, people with developmental disabilities who require around-the-clock supports, seniors living in isolation, a pregnant girl with nowhere to turn for support, or a high-risk teenager with no place to call home.
Whatever their circumstances, each year more than 20,000 vulnerable Albertans encounter God’s love through the 1900 staff and 400 volunteers at Catholic Social Services who faithfully serve a noble mission. Part of the agency’s success is fuelled by the generosity of our Catholic community who volunteer time or make much-needed financial donations.
Last year, Archbishop Smith designated the final Sunday in October as the inaugural Catholic Social Services Sunday. On this, our second annual Catholic Social Services Sunday, he offers his most sincere gratitude for this very special local agency:
“I pray that each of you will hold a distinct place in your hearts for all the vulnerable people in our community served by the fine people at Catholic Social Services.”
Please generously support CSS this coming Sunday.